How to remove Schooldozer (MAC OS)



Our item was made to help you to in getting rid of Schooldozer adware from your laptop in a few plain steps. On this site, you will find an efficient guide for manual elimination, reputable antivirus, and tips on how to secure the system against adware.

What is Schooldozer. Removal reasons and methods

Schooldozer is a malicious program that appeared on your device, just before the ads began to show up. Almost all effects, which might look as the hardware obsolescence, are provided by adware, in this case - Schooldozer. We’re talking about lagging, overheating, critical failures, a problematic load, frequent reloads, and a lot of other annoying things. If it's still not clear for you – we will explain it in depth.


  • Slow performance of the workstation is commonly fueled by the clogging of an OS with various hazardous programs, malware and adware. You cannot blame the computer for it. The strange utilities have a bad habit of running in a background mode and loading after the PC's boot. That’s why you are waiting for such a long time until the system is capable of responding to your commands after the launch. They don’t have any functions, but they're still racking up the machine's resources.
  • Excessive heat is caused by the same issue – a bunch of viruses are acting together. Actually, you're able to switch them off, but they can quickly modify their settings and will be back as soon as you reload the workstation.
  • Emergency shutdowns aren't exactly the Schooldozer’s feature – they’re more about a web-criminals' fault. Real malware is dealing well with all common utilities, but the deficient advertising utilities are clashing with many popular programs and delivering Emergency shutdowns.


We haven't mentioned the spam flood, and we did it on purpose. Of course, it’s called by adware too, but who put the blame on hardware for that problem?!



You could have noticed that we always talk about many malicious tools. The matter for it is that perilous programs don't stay alone for a long time. Schooldozer always calls buddies along. Schooldozer can bring you annoying banners and alter the features of your browser, yet besides that – it can’t damage the PC. Another story happens when Schooldozer stays in the OS for a while and lets you establish other similar utilities, which starts the chain reaction. And then the extra fun begins: every single link you're clicking might redirect you to an infected site, and you might get some serious malware. We bet that you want to elude this situation, and so we strongly encourage you to get rid of Schooldozer in a timely manner.

How to shield your computer

Until we've started sweeping up your system, there’s an important matter to talk about: anti-viral protection. We're not talking about an AV-tool, because AV-tool can't entirely shield you against viruses. Schooldozer applies the totally alien approach. Instead of penetrating the PC through some vulnerability, Schooldozer just asks for your order for installation. The best thing is that you allow it. Eight out of ten users agree. The technique is called "bundled infection," and fraudsters just adore it. It’s more about social engineering than about hacker's mastery, but it keeps working since the World Wide was developed. Hackers compose a software bundle, put several undesired utilities in it, and name it after some good tool. Then any user is free to download it and install every single thing that's in it. The breaking point of the scheme is the dialogue window in which you’re offered to choose the installation method. In case of a normal utility, it offers you choose an installation folder for a new program, change its features or pick the optional functions that might be suitable for you. In case of Schooldozer, you choose between “get what I need and delete everything else” and “install all that trash and don’t care about consequences.” The cursor is automatically set above the method that fraudsters suggest, so you simply need to click “agree.” That’s how the harmful software has penetrated the device.

How to remove Schooldozer



Step 1. Back up all data.

1. Set up Time Machine:

  • Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu;
  • Click Select Backup Disk;
  • Select an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or other storage solution from the list, then click Use Disk;
  • After you choose a backup disk, optionally click “Add or Remove Backup Disk” to add more backup disks for extra security and convenience.

2. To back up now instead of waiting for the next automatic backup, choose Back Up Now from the Time Machine menu.


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 1


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 2


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 3


Step 2. Uninstall Schooldozer Application

  • In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  • Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash
  • Choose Finder > Empty Trash


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 1


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 2


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 3


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 4


Step 3. Reset the browser

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari


Step 4. Scan MAC with anti-malware

You can get rid of one or two advertising programs manually, but when there are plenty of them – the device will be too laggy for you finish the process. By-hand elimination doesn’t need you to purchase any tools, but on the contrary – it’s smarter to purchase a reliable antivirus than to grieve about not doing it when the workstation is infected. Now we want to show you MAC Booster. This tool is known for extra efficiency against all types of viruses programs and adware. Press the link below to download a free scanner to test the MAC Booster's strength.

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